Women's Health Physiotherapy
Starting your career in women's health physiotherapy?
That's so exciting!!
However, we also understand that if you are only just starting out it can also be a little daunting working out how to structure your learning in a way that ensures you have all the knowledge and skills necessary to work in this amazing, challenging, yet very rewarding field.
WHAT YOU FIRST NEED TO KNOW.....
In order to help physiotherapists tailor their learning to what is most relevant to their own clinical practice, training in "Women's Health Physiotherapy" is divided into two streams:
Women's Pelvic Health covering bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction
Women's Life Stages covering puberty, pregnancy, birth, postpartum & peri/postmenopausal health.
Both streams build across three levels, with Level 1 being 'Introductory' and Level 3 being 'Advanced'.
Physiotherapists can choose to progress from Level 1 to Level 3 in Women's Pelvic Health (WPH) only, in Women's Life Stages (WLS) only, or by completing both streams concurrently (L1 in both WPH and WLS before progressing to L2 in both WPH and WLS and then finally L3 in both WPH and WLS).
NOTE: for specific information on course content for each of the levels, please click on the Level above
THE APA / WHTA PARTNERSHIP FOR LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2
LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2
For Level 1 and Level 2, the course content has been written and produced by WHTA, with endorsement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association, providing you with peace of mind that your baseline learning is endorsed by your professional representative association.
Notes re enrolment in L1 and L2 courses:
for Level 1 & 2, all administrative processes are handled by APA including all enrolments, fee payments and certificates of completion. The WHTA website simply provides information and links as part of their website to make your journey in finding the courses you need to complete easier.
In addition, WHTA provides a partial cashback rebate for WHTA Members who complete co-branded APA/WHTA Level 1 and 2 courses through the APA (more information on Level 1 and 2 course information pages)
Currently, APA does not run official Level 3 Advanced Courses. WHTA runs their own independently run Advanced Level 3 Courses for experienced Pelvic Health Clinicians. Course information, enrolments, fee payments and provision of certificates of completion are all handled by WHTA for these courses with links found on our main page.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE APA / WHTA JOINT TRAINING PATHWAY
Click on the link to the right to watch a 28minutes video produced by WHTA on the Level 1-3 Women's Health training pathway.
note: this video is produced by WHTA and is not endorsed by the APA. It is simply to help demystify a complex program. Simply click on the link, enter your name and email and the presentation will be immediately available for free.